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Where is distro on hard drive?

Postby dw5437 on Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:04 pm

I installed Suse11.0 first on my computer. Then I installed Linux Mint Daryna 2nd so it would boot first. Then I decided to try Debian Lenny and installed it 3rd. Now I want to remove Suse and replace it but when I look at the partitions I don't know where each one is. Any ideas?
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Re: Where is distro on hard drive?

Postby lakehousetech on Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:21 pm

You could review your menu.lst file under /boot/grub to see what goes where. Just an idea.
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Re: Where is distro on hard drive?

Postby dw5437 on Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:44 pm

Thanks lakehousetech. My brain is totally fried or I would have looked at that 1st. My problem is that usually I can't interpret what I am seeing and end up erasing Mint. As you know it would be a Cardinal sin to mess up my Daryna. Here is my menu.lst

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda3 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
boot

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda3 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
boot

title Linux Mint, kernel memtest86+
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root
title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda3 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
boot

title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda3 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
boot

title Linux Mint, kernel memtest86+
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root
title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.24-1-686
root (hd0,3)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-1-686 root=UUID=ee0012ca-8d9b-4602-a8ff-22b2397e53a6 ro quiet
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-1-686

title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.24-1-686 (single-user mode)
root (hd0,3)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-1-686 root=UUID=ee0012ca-8d9b-4602-a8ff-22b2397e53a6 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-1-686

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda2.
title openSUSE 11.0 (on /dev/sda2)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.5-1.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD2500JD-22_WD-WCAL73063759-part2 resume=/dev/sda5 splash=silent showopts vga=0x31a
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.5-1.1-default
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda2.
title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.0 (on /dev/sda2)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.5-1.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD2500JD-22_WD-WCAL73063759-part2 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off x11failsafe vga=0x31a
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.5-1.1-default
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda2.
title openSUSE 11.0 (on /dev/sda2)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.5-1.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD2500JD-22_WD-WCAL73063759-part2 resume=/dev/sda5 splash=silent showopts vga=0x31a
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.5-1.1-default
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda2.
title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.0 (on /dev/sda2)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.5-1.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD2500JD-22_WD-WCAL73063759-part2 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off x11failsafe vga=0x31a
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.5-1.1-default
savedefault
boot

All I want to do is delete Suse and replace it with another distro.
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